Guess Who Inspired Israel PM Netanyahu to Take up Yoga?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said he has been inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's enthusiasm for Yoga and cited yogic asanas to link the two flourishing democracies of the world.
I have to confess that I have been inspired by Modi’s enthusiasm for Yoga. Modi advised me to start at lower level. I am starting at a lower level. When I do a relaxing Tada-asana in the morning and I turn my head to right, India is the first democracy I see and when Modi does a relaxing Vasisthasana and he turns left, Israel is the first democracy he can see. So, in fact we have India and Israel – two sister democraciesNetanyahu, PM, Israel
Modi, who laid a wreath at the Yad Vashem Memorial museum where he paid tributes to over six million Jews killed by Nazi Germany, said the memorial is a tribute to "your unbreakable spirit to rise from the depths of tragedy, overcome hatred and surge ahead to build a vibrant democratic nation."
On his part, Netanyahu said the two countries must stand together to fight the menace of terrorism. Describing India and Israel as "sister democracies", he said, "We can do great things together."
Modi said the link between the people of the two sides goes back to thousands of years when the first Jews landed on India's south-western coastline. Since then, the Jews have flourished, and their traditions and practices thrived in India.
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